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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Nominations for a new PMC Chair
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:59:56 GMT

On 01/06/2015 10:33 AM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 01/01/2015 Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> Let's take several days, until 10 January, to receive nominations (or
>> self-nominations) for the next PMC Chair. Just reply to this e-mail with
>> nominations.
> We have 6 nominees so far, very good since all of them would be
> excellent choices. I'm now asking each of them to either accept or
> refuse the nomination by the 10 January deadline. Nominations are still
> open, but if you nominate someone I'll immediately refer to this mail
> and ask for a statement by 10 January too.

As flattered as I am by this nomination, I feel I must refuse it.

In an administrative sense, I would probably be a good chair, but at the
current time, I think OpenOffice needs more than this from a chairperson.

So, thanks Michal for your nomination, but I don't feel I'm the right fit.

> Each of the (current and future) nominees should answer this mail in
> public and state very briefly:
> 1) Whether he/she is available to run for election; the term is not set,
> but I expect an availability to stay in the role for at least one year.
> 2) Where his/her efforts will primarily be directed.
> 3) Regardless of whether one is running or not (and regardless of
> whether one is elected or not), it might be that some of the candidates
> wish to take responsibility for a certain area. This can be very good,
> since the project is huge and the Chair might miss some details. For
> example, Hagar often updates the draft quarterly report with information
> about the Forum (figures, issues...). If the Chair knows that someone
> commits to follow a certain area closely and to help in reporting, then
> reporting becomes a team work and can be much better than what we have
> done so far.

I would be more than happy to participate in this fashion in whatever
area is most needed. In the past I participated in board reporting, but
I could certainly do other things as needed.

> The 6 nominees so far are, in alphabetical order:
> - jani    Jan Iversen
> - jsc     J├╝rgen Schmidt
> - kschenk Kay Schenk
> - louis   Louis Suarez-Potts
> - marcus  Marcus Lange
> - robweir Rob Weir
> I'm hereby asking each of them (and any future nominees) to provide
> their statement by 10 January; those who already sent their statement
> are free to expand upon it according to the above guidelines if they wish.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
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